Kâlik, Vâclav, Czech pianist, conductor, and composer; b. Opava, Oct. 18, 1891; d. Prague, Nov. 18, 1951. He studied with Novâk at the Univ. of Prague (1911-13), and later attended Suk’s master classes at the Prague Cons. (1924-26). He was mainly active as a pianist and conductor.
dramatic:Opera: Jarni jitro (A Spring Morning; 1933; Olomouc, 1943); Lâsky div (Love’s Miracle; 1942-3; Liberece, Nov. 20, 1950); Posvëceni mlâdi (Consecration of Youth; 1946-48). orch.:Fantazie (1915); More (The Sea), symphonic poem (1924); 2 syms.: No. 1, Mírová (Peace), for Soprano and Orch. (1927) and No. 2 (1941-43); Prelude (1931); Venezia for Strings (1932). other: Chamber music; vocal pieces, including Intermezzo for Tenor, Violin, and Piano (1913), Ziá láska (Evil Love) for Soprano, Violin, and Piano (1919), and Pražské obrazy (Prague Pictures) for Men’s Chorus (1949-50).
J. Vratislavský, V. K. (Ostrava, 1961).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire